Initiative at a glance

Switzerland and Sweden face common challenges in our high-tech industries. Both countries need to be constantly innovative and improve their production systems to maintain a solid domestic industrial base. Being two of the world leaders in innovation, Switzerland and Sweden form natural partners in tackling these tasks.

SWII is an industrial R&D partnering program with the objective to increase market oriented high-technology R&D projects between Switzerland and Sweden.

SWII gathers the most technology intensive MNEs, SMEs and academia two to three times a year and issues bilateral calls for R&D project proposals within Eureka & Eurostars.

Results with SWII since 2013 are: 54 R&D consortia & projects to a value of 78 million Euros. Altogether, projects include 180 Swiss and Swedish project partners, there among 84 SME companies.

The initiative is a result of the good bilateral relations between Swiss and Swedish research organizations and academia, companies and innovation agencies. It is also a direct spin off to the four Research and Technology Workshops conducted in 2009 and 2010 arranged by Business Sweden and SAAB in co-operation with Swiss partners.

Swiss Swedish Innovation Initiative founding members

Upcoming events

March 30, 2023 
Swiss Nordic Bio
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September, 2023 (TBD)
Swiss Swedish Innovation Initiative
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Contact person:
Ms. Ulrika Hallström, Project Manager,
Business Sweden Switzerland


Direct phone: +48 883 844 051
E-Mail: ulrika.hallstrom@business-sweden.se